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Younger employees less likely to be able to cope with work stress: survey

Employees aged 40 and younger are 60 per cent more likely than workers aged 50 and older to lack confidence in their ability to cope…

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69% of employees say manager impacts mental health as much as spouse or partner: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their manager impacts their mental health as much as their spouse or partner, according to a…

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
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Vancity supporting employee well-being with enhanced mental-health coverage

Vancouver City Savings Credit Union is supporting employee well-being by increasing its coverage for mental-health benefits from $1,500 to $10,000, per employee and per dependant.…

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64% of U.S. employers increasing investments in employee wellness: survey

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to increase their spend on employee wellness programs, according to a new survey by Wellable.…

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  • January 25, 2023 January 24, 2023
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Bell Let’s Talk Day: More mental-health support needed in the workplace

Bell Canada is marking its annual Let’s Talk Day with a call-to-action for increased mental-health support within communities and workplaces. “This year’s campaign has taken…

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Survey finds four-day workweek gaining mainstream momentum with Canadian employers

A four-day workweek may be gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada as workplaces continue to fine tune schedules and working conditions, suggests new research. A…

80% of frontline workers who feel supported by manager plan to stay in current role: survey

The majority (80 per cent) of frontline employees who say they feel supported and understood by their manager plan to stay in their current role,…

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
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33% of U.S. near-retirees already drawing down social security benefits: survey

A third (33 per cent) of Americans nearing retirement say they’re already drawing down their social security benefits, according to a survey by Allspring Global…

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
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Taking a holistic approach to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is commonly misunderstood and can reduce the ability of a person to function while impacting their quality of life, said Anjila…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ as an opportunity to discuss mental health was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last…

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  • January 20, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Employees who feel they don’t belong at work more likely to quit: survey

Employees who feel like they don’t belong at their workplace are 59 per cent more likely to consider quitting their job due to mental-health concerns,…

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  • January 19, 2023 January 18, 2023
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CIBC prioritizing accessibility, inclusion in new office space

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is prioritizing accessibility and inclusion in its new offices at CIBC Square in downtown Toronto. “The building was formally announced…

Walmart enhancing benefits plan with fertility treatments, gender affirmation

Walmart Canada is enhancing its employee benefits plan with coverage for fertility treatments and gender affirmation. Nadia Cerisano, vice-president of total rewards and global mobility…

Microsoft’s U.S. employees receiving unlimited vacation days

Microsoft Corp. is providing its full-time U.S. employees with unlimited time off, effective this week. The policy, which will only apply to salaried U.S. workers,…

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  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
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Employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ to reset workplace mental-health strategies

The third Monday in January, also known as ‘Blue Monday,’ is considered to be the saddest day of the year, as people contend with frigid…

62% of U.S. women expect to postpone retirement due to inflation: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire later than originally planned or not at all due to rising inflation,…

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  • January 13, 2023 January 13, 2023
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How employers can ease return to office for employees with disabilities

Employers requiring workers with disabilities to return to the office should increase flexibility and regularly check in with these employees to make the transition as…

Flexible workplaces a win-win for workers, employers: report

Flexible schedules and shorter workweeks can lead to more productive, healthy and loyal workers, according to a new report on work-life balance by the United Nations’…

U.S. Department of Defense expanding military parental leave program

The U.S. Department of Defense is expanding its parental leave program for military personnel. Specifically, the expansion will provide parental leave to active and reserve…

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  • January 6, 2023 January 5, 2023
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the the latest investments by Canadian institutional investment organizations was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

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  • January 6, 2023 January 6, 2023
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My Take: Support tools important when bringing employees back to the workplace

Over the past year, a number of employers have mandated that employees return to the physical office, citing the need for in-person collaboration and social…

75% of employers expecting hiring challenges in 2023: survey

Three-quarters (75 per cent) of Canadian employers say they expect to face hiring challenges in 2023, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll…

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  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
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Expert panel: How employers can support employee mental health in 2023

The coronavirus pandemic put mental health squarely on employers’ agendas and this focus on employee well-being is even more important as some organizations return to…

Top 10 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of 2022

Amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies and paid sick leave were top of mind among Benefits Canada’s readers in 2022. However, stories about new…

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  • December 23, 2022 December 22, 2022
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Just a third of older Canadians believe they can financially afford to retire: survey

Just 35 per cent of Canadians aged 50 and older report they’re in a position to financially afford to retire, while a slightly larger percentage…

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  • December 21, 2022 December 20, 2022
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